Be open, a lesson I'm often reminded of.
"Faith is a state of openness or trust." -Alan Watts
I like control. I like five year and ten year plans. I like knowing what I'm doing every day down to the half hour. You know that boy scout motto, "Always be prepared"? I think it's genius. I'm a planner. As someone who went to school for architecture, got laid off and is now an photographer, you can imagine I don't have much control over my life. And if you are inferring that it drives me bonkers that I can't control my life, you're correct.
I am definitely blessed and love my life, but it takes serious effort on my part to relinquish control. Letting go is definitely a step of faith and something I have to consciously do. I know first hand how trusting God with my life opens me up to so many opportunities. But that doesn't make it any easier. So I really haven't written out my 2012 resolutions, but one of them is to be open. Be open in work. in relationships. in love. in life.